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#523 Los Angeles Clippers 232 vs.
#524 Milwaukee Bucks -3.5
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 8:35pm EST
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Los Angeles Clippers vs. Milwaukee Bucks

Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI

When: Friday, December 6, 8:30 PM. ET.

The Milwaukee Bucks will be going for their 14th consecutive win when they take on the Los Angeles Clippers in a potential NBA Finals matchup on Friday night.

Clippers Going For 10th Win In 11 Games

The Bucks are the hottest team in the league right now, but the Clippers aren’t too far behind, winning nine of their last 10 games. They will be going for their third win in a row and 10th win in their last 11 games as they try to snap their two-game losing streak to the Bucks.

In their first meeting of the season, Kawhi Leonard did not play because of “load management,” and Paul George was still recovering from offseason shoulder injury. With both players expected to be in the lineup on Friday, the Clippers are confident they can snap Milwaukee’s winning streak.

Los Angeles has played well offensively, averaging 115.5 points per game, which is fifth in the league. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. They scored 117 points against Portland in their last game and will need a better performance to keep up with the Bucks on Friday.

Montrezl Harrell led the way for the Clippers in their last game with 26 points and nine rebounds. George finished with 25 points, four rebounds, and three assists, while Patrick Patterson added 19 points and eight rebounds.

Los Angeles has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 107.8 points per game. They gave up 97 points in their last game, but they will have their hands full with the Bucks, who are scoring more than 120 points per game. If they can keep the Bucks under 110 points, they should be able to get the win.

Bucks Going For Season Sweep Of Clippers

The Bucks are playing well at the moment and have won their last 13 contests. They also won their first meeting against the Clippers this season and will try to get the season sweep of the series as well as their 14th win in a row when they play on Friday night.

Milwaukee is the best offensive team in the NBA this season, averaging 121.1 points per game. The team is shooting 48 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. In their last game, the Bucks scored 127 points against Detroit as they picked up another easy win.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for Milwaukee with 35 points and nine rebounds. Khris Middleton added 17 points, eight rebounds, and five assists, while Eric Bledsoe finished with 13 points, six rebounds, and six assists.

Milwaukee has also played well defensively, holding opponents to 108.2 points per game, which is 10th in the league. They gave up 103 points in their last game and have given up 99.2 points per game in their last four games. If they continue playing well on the defensive end, they should be able to extend their winning streak to 14 games.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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Despite the fact that the Bucks have won 13 straight games and took the first meeting between the two teams, the Clippers are the pick in what will be a very close game. Milwaukee is the best offensive team in the league, averaging 121.1 points per game, but they are facing a very good defensive team that is giving up 107.8 points per game. The Clippers have also played well on the offensive end, averaging 115.5 points per game, and will be able to keep up with the high-flying Bucks. Even though they have won 13 games in a row, the Bucks have only two wins against teams with winning records and beat up on teams they were expected to defeat. In their last 13 games, the Clippers have defeated four teams with winning records. In their first meeting, the Bucks defeated a Clippers team that was without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George by five points, after struggling to contain Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams, who had 34 points apiece in that game. With both men back in the lineup, the Clippers are better offensively and defensively, making them the best bet here.

Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers +3.5

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Clippers and Bucks are both very good defensive teams, but their defenses will take a back seat in this game. The Bucks are averaging 121.1 points per game, but they have been on a tear in their last four games and are averaging 128.7 points per game over that span. The Clippers have also scored a lot of points in their last four games, averaging 123.7 points per game. With both offenses playing at high levels, it will be hard to keep the score under the total in this game, which is why the over is the best bet. The Clippers and Bucks have played over the total in the last five games they have played in Milwaukee

Prediction: Over 232

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Bucks will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Clippers in the first half of their last three games. The two teams are even offensively, averaging 65.7 points per game. However, the Bucks have done a better job on the defensive end, holding opponents to 47.3 points per game while the Clippers are giving up 56.3 points per game, giving the Bucks the edge here.

Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Bucks and Clippers are averaging 131.4 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.